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Jake Shepherd is piloting a flight to Seattle when out of the blue, his aircraft falls from the sky. The power-grid across the United States crashes, leaving all computerized machines crippled, sending the country into a disastrous tailspin.
Alice Shepherd is working the emergency room when hundreds of injured people pour in needing help. With no electricity, resources are limited - once the back up generators fail, the hospital will not be able to handle the influx of patients being brought in, guaranteeing that all hell will break loose.
Everyone is speculating and panicking. No one knows what really happened. The only thing everyone can agree on is their simple, convenient, technological world is gone. Everyone is left to fight - kill or be killed. Survive or die.
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By Jessica Butler-Squires on 01-15-18
Could have been much better
I love books like this and this one starts off with a great idea. Its follows 3 characters: Jake, the father/husband to the other characters and is the pilot of a plane that crashes. Alice, the mother/wife and an ER nurse in Texas. And Sophie who is in Boston and daughter to Alice and Jake.
The character development could have really used some work. The story is great. The action scenes are good. But you don't get attached to anyone in the book. You don't learn much about them just that they are surviving this EMP attack, you get snippets here and there. I don't know if the other books elaborate on this but sadly I won't give them a try to see. This story has so much potential.
The story follows each character as they try to make it home and survive each of their unique situations. Again so much potential but if fell just a little short of being a great story. If the characters were developed more and more personality put into them it would have been fantastic.
Scott Ellis did a wonderful job reading this and I will listen to future works by him.
I requested and was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review with my honest opinion.
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By Simone K on 02-25-18
Good Story, No Ending
Overall, I enjoyed this story. I love an apocalyptic story of any variety, and especially an EMP event because it doesn't require the kind of suspension of disbelief that say, a zombie story requires. It feels possible, it feels real.
That said, there were moments in this book that rang very false for me. I won't name them for spoilers! Other than that, the narration was fine save for a few small mistakes in sound effects.
My main issue with this book is that it has no ending. Like, literally no ending at all. Not a cliff hanger, it just stops. I can't put into words how much I hate when a book does this. If I enjoyed the first one, I'm going to read the second one, you don't have to try and force me to do it by neglecting to put an ending in the first book. I want to know what happens to the characters, though, so I may seek out the sequel if it ever shows up on Audible. But if you expect an ending to an 8 hour long book, this one isn't for you!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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